Natural environment

Cambridge Water's number one priority is to ensure a constant supply of high quality drinking water remains available to households and businesses for generations to come.

To achieve this is a sustainable way we must consider the impact our actions have on the natural environment, particularly when it comes to abstracting and pumping water.

As part of this process we consult with interested parties prior to undertaking any work that may affect the local ecology. This may involve consultations with the planning authority, The Ramblers' Association, The Wildlife Trust, English Heritage, Natural England, The Environment Agency, the county archaeologist, and in some cases the owner(s) of the land where the work is taking place.

Each year, in accordance with the Code of Practice on Conservation, Access and Recreation, we produce an Environmental Report which summaries the aspects of our work that have an impact on the environment, particularly with regard to conservation, access and recreation.